Chateau Reysson 2014 Wine Review
Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 91/100
Cru Bourgeois is the mark of a quality appellation within Bordeaux, and it shows in this terrific 2014 red wine. The vines for this robust red are planted in the Medoc where the soils have been eroded to the point where there is no soil, but only gravel, which provides excellent drainage to make those vines suffer and produce small grapes or berries of great concentration in flavour. This is mostly Merlot in the blend with some Cabernet Franc. Pair with prime rib.
This Chateau Reysson 2014 was reviewed on April 26, 2017 by Natalie MacLean
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|Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:
Macerated black cherry, plum skin, crushed purple flowers, tar, graphite, smoke wrapped around a black currant core. Drink 2020-2027. 91 points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:
A fragrant and balanced Merlot blended with a small quantity of Cab Franc and a drop of Petit Verdot to add structure to this Cru Bourgeois(high quality for reasonable price). A fragrant cassis nose precedes a palate giving blackberry, cassis and vanilla in a very smooth and balanced mouthfeel.
Tasted April 2017
|Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:
Here's an outlier: a Medoc wine made mostly of Merlot and a very small portion Cabernet Sauvignon. Plummy, brambly, dense, savoury green tannins, chewy and contemplative. Very structured. Decant or lay down for a couple more years.
|Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:
The Château Reysson Cru Bourgeouis from the northern Bordeaux region of Haut-Médoc is a definite crowd pleaser. Different from the usual gravel terroir of Bordeaux, the unique clay soil of Château Reysson produces a very sultry and luxurious wine. Dark purple in the glass, with prevailing cassis and black pepper aromas, and a soft mouth feel.
If you aren't familiar with Cru Bourgeouis, it's the next level of “perfection” only after the Grand Cru status. Each year, there is a grading in the standard of quality of Bordeaux wines, and only the finest and second finest are called Grand Cru and Cru Borgeouis, respectively. Cru Bourgeouis can be a more affordable, but still status-worthy Bordeaux Cru selection.
Tasted April 2017.
|Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:
This wine is Cru Bourgeois, a classification awarded annually in Bordeaux. It is mostly made up of merlot grown in clay soils, which is rare in the Haut-Médoc, where gravel is the predominant soil type. When Dourthe acquired this château, it uprooted all the cabernet sauvignon and replaced in with merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot. The merlot-clay combination yields aromas of ripe black fruit, cedar and a slightly smoky note. This wine has great acidity that leaves a black pepper sensation on the palate. The fats in a charcuterie board will do a nice job of softening this wine’s moderate tannins.
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|Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:
This Cru Bourgeois is grown on clay soils of the Haut-Médoc and is assembled from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Purple-robed, the wine is extra-dry with a dominant cassis aroma and a round mouthfeel tasting of ripe plums and white pepper. Score 88. (S.Segard, reviewed April 2017)
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